Updated (July, 2011): Compare the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 vs Sony Cybershot DSC-WX30

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Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX9

Screen size
Large screen
3.0"
Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
HDR
In-camera HDR
Combines multiple exposures
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 

Reasons to buy the Sony Cybershot WX7

Screen resolution
High resolution screen
921k dots
3D
Takes 3D photos
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
 
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differences

Advantages of the Sony WX7

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HDR Has in-camera HDR Yes vs No
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Combines multiple exposures to capture high dynamic range
Screen size Larger screen 3.0" vs 2.8"
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Around 10% larger screen
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Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent compacts, and ignoring price

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        similarities

        Compared to recent compacts

        Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
        Aperture Wide aperture Help
        f/2.6
        Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
        921k dots
        3D Both can take 3D photos, many cameras like these don't Help
        View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
        Size Fairly small Help
        Super compact 94x56x19 mm
        Image stabilization Good image stabilization Help
        Lens
        Sensor type Better sensor types Help
        Better in low light
        Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
        Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
        Thickness Thin Help
        0.8"
        Weight Light weight Help
        139 g
        Longest exposure Short max exposure time Help
        2 seconds
        Supports RAW No RAW support Help
        Less editing fidelity
        Zoom Poor zoom Help
        WX7:5.6x
        WX9:5x

        competitors

        Shared Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX50

        Sony Cyber-shot WX50

        Ultra compact

        $199

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

        Travel zoom

        $148

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
        Aperture Has a slightly narrower aperture
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX1

        Ultra compact

        3D Doesn't take 3D photos
        Screen resolution Has a much lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350

        Travel zoom

        $288

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Thickness Is thicker
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX150

        Travel zoom

        $280

        Light sensitivity Much higher maximum light sensitivity
        Longest exposure Significantly longer exposures
        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen
        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX300

        Travel zoom

        $223 - $328

        Zoom Has much more zoom
        Thickness Is thicker
        Weight Is slightly heavier
        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX200

        Travel zoom

        $338

        Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
        Screen resolution Has a significantly lower resolution screen

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        No significant competitors found that are specific to the Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7.

        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9 Competitors

        Advantages

        Disadvantages

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

        Travel zoom

        $279

        Zoom Significantly more zoom
        High-speed framerate Records high-speed movies
        Aperture Significantly narrower aperture
        Size Much larger

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        Sony Cybershot DSC-WX7 Sony Cybershot DSC-WX9

        discussion

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